RUSH: I guess this hashtag didn't work, #BringBackOurGirls, because "The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Obama, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and the Senate, notified lawmakers about the latest steps underway to assist in the return of the abducted girls. Obama said the service members will help with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the nearby region. He says the force will stay in Chad until its support is no longer necessary."
What does that mean? Chad, by the way, shares a portion of its western border with northeastern Nigeria, lest you think Obama sent them to the wrong place.
"According to Lt. Col. Myles Caggins, the 80 U.S. military personnel will help expand drone searches of the region. About 40 of the troops make up the launch and recovering teams for the drone being deployed there and the other 40 make up the security force for the team. Caggins said this latest deployment will not involve ground searches by the troops."
So it's 80 troops to service drone missions. And they're saying they don't have -- at least they're saying -- they don't have a lot of hope. This is, they say, trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack because of the heavy foliage, the lack of any idea where the kidnapped girls are, and then once you think you've found a group of people, how do you know that in that group is 300 kidnapped girls from Nigeria? But they're still doing it. I don't know. Did the hashtag deploy the troops, or did the hashtag not work?
It's one of the great mysteries of life, such as, is the sky really blue or is it just the way our eyes process the data and tell us it's blue? How will we ever really know if the sky is blue or not. I mean, it looks like it's blue except when it's overcast and looks gray. But when it isn't overcast the sky's blue. How do we know it's really blue? I mean, it looks blue to us but it's just 'cause the way our eyes are processing all of the data, or is the sky actually blue? Is it blue because the oceans are blue? Or is the ocean blue because the sky's blue and the oceans are reflecting what we see in the sky? We'll never know. Just like we'll never know whether the hashtag worked or not. It's gonna be one of these never-ending mysteries of life.